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Thomas DUFF

Regimental number2995
Place of birthFifeshire, Scotland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8.75"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Morrison, Hill Side, Lower Warren, Manjamah, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 April 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 4 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 30 October 1919
Discharge date22 January 1920
Other details

War service: embarked 4 November 1916; disembarked Suez, 4 December 1916; taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, 14 December 1916.

Detached to Imperial School of Instruction, 31 December 1916; attended first half of 19th Signals course, 7 April 1917; qualified in second half of 19th and first half of 19A course; rejoined 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, 28 April 1917.

Transferred to 10th Light Horse Regiment, 8 May 1917.

Detached to Rest Camp, 10 March 1918; rejoined 10th Light Horse Regiment, 22 March 1918.Detached to Imperial School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 5 July 1918.

Found guilty, 16 July 1918, of when on Active Service being absent without leave, 8-9.45 pm, 11 July 1918: awarded 3 days' confined to camp.

Detached to Telegraphy course, 4 August 1918; failed theory; rejoined unit, 6 August 1918.

Admitted to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 14 August 1918 (pyrexia, not yet diagnosed); transferred to Convalescent Depot, Boulac, 30 August 1918; discharged to duty, 8 September 1918.

Taken on strength, 10th Light Horse Regiment, 28 October 1918.

Embarked Port Said for England, 9 July 1919.

Granted leave with pay and subs, 5 August-31 October 1919 (Non-Military Employment, veterinary science, St Helier, Jersey).

Granted indefinite leave awaiting family ship for return to Australia, 18 September 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wahehe', 30 October 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 6 December 1919; discharged, Perth, 22 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUFF Thomas

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